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Hamburg open to digital future

Survey reveals extent of digitalisation in everyday life across Germany

Residents of Hamburg are the most interested (35.7 per cent) in digitalisation, a Germany-wide survey conducted by civey on behalf of the U.S.-based Cisco has found. Around a quarter of Germans were most open about digitalisation and said there is a considerable backlog in administration (35.6 per cent). More than 5,000 people took part in the representative civey survey last August. In terms of digital transformation in the public sector, Hamburg ranks first, according to a study by Haselhorst Associates with particular emphasis on intelligent networking as a smart city.

Hamburg tops smart-city ranking

The approximately 400 largest German cities and municipalities were examined in relation to the current status of the digital infrastructure, solutions for intelligent electricity, gas and water networks, smart mobility, smart government and smart health. Hamburg leads the ranking with a total digitalisation of 38 per cent, followed by Cologne, Munich and Bonn. In terms of digital infrastructure, digitalisation in Hamburg came to 71 per cent, which includes products such as fibre-optic Internet and services such as Blockchain and Internet of Things. In reference to smart mobility, Hamburg reached 29 per cent digitalisation. The criteria include intelligent traffic control and urban logistics solutions.

Smart mobility tops agenda of ITS World Congress

The transformation to a smart city especially mobility is crucial in the run-up to the ITS World Congress which Hamburg is hosting in 2021. Various mobility and logistics projects will be initiated and implemented beforehand.

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